While choosing EPCs, first look at how good the EPC is in the core strengths – which is solar power plant design and implementation. ay
Beyond core skills, what can really contribute to a high quality solar power plant at competitive cost is a good set of industry partnerships.
EPCs having partnerships with top tier component vendors can ensure the supply of best quality components. High quality EPCs will have access to large and cost-effective supply arrangements with leading module, inverter and racking suppliers, and other balance of system components.
EPCs that have good partnership with logistics providers can ensure that there are not procurement delays.
Some EPCs partner with financial investors to offer the OPEX financial model for setting up solar power plants. Developer and rooftop owners who do not have the upfront investment for the solar plant can make use of such EPC partnerships.
You might want to check out these questions too on EPCs – Contract Terms and Value Adds
- What kind of guarantees is provided by a good EPC? – Here
- Can you avail a free quote from an EPC before you decide on them? – Here
- How important is the solar EPCs’ transparency in transactions? – Here
- How will the level of sub-contracting done by a solar EPC affect the power plant installation? – Here
- What difference can a solar EPC’s skill in engineering design bring to the power plant? – Here
- What kind of team profile should you look for in a solar EPC? – Here
- What are the usual timelines provided by good EPCs for project completion? – Here
- How much do EPCs charge for their services? – Here
- What should I be aware of while signing contracts with EPCs? – Here
- What are the certifications you need to look for in an EPC? – Here
- What are the critical value-adds to expect from high-quality solar EPCs? – Here